Engineer I - II

State of South Dakota Pierre, SD
Job ID: 10239

Agency: Department of Transportation; Division of Planning and Engineering; Office of Bridge Design

Salary: $24.19 ($50,315.20) - $ 28.62 ($59,529.60) per hour, depending on knowledge, skills, and abilities

Pay Grade: E1 - E2

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This announcement is for the position of Transportation Engineer (Hydraulics Section - Water Resources Engineer). This position is involved in performance of hydrologic/hydraulic (H&H) analyses, modeling and studies for the purpose of providing recommendations for design/construction of drainage features on highway projects. Duties include, but are not limited to, determination of drainage basin hydrologic design characteristics (size, slope, land use, discharges/flood flows, etc.), determination of hydraulic design parameters (water surface profiles/elevations, flow velocities/depths, scour depths, size of opening for drainage structures, etc.), assisting other Water Resources Engineers in the preparation of H&H design information and recommendations, preparation of 404 and floodplain permit applications, and developing a working knowledge of state and federal policies/procedures for design of highway related drainage facilities/features.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Only applicants with a bachelor's of science degree in civil engineering or a related field will be considered. A degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in water resources is preferred. Successful completion of the FE exam is also preferred.

Knowledge of:

* knowledge of civil, environmental and hydrologic/hydraulic engineering principles and practices;

* familiarity with hydrologic/hydraulic design software (HEC-RAS, HY-8, WMS, etc.);

* basic principles and terminology of computer operation.

Skill to:

* effectively use Microsoft Office products;

* communicate effectively.

Ability to:

* read, interpret, and evaluate engineering plans, and specifications for acceptable engineering practices;

* organize, analyze, calculate, and evaluate available information and draw upon reasonable conclusions;

* effectively plan, organize and prioritize work activities to meet schedules and deadlines;

* work in a team environment;

* develop positive working relationships.


The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit

Apply at:

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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